2021 Business Accelerator Candidate Valerie F. Turner

Valerie F. Turner
VF Health Fitness Solutions

Valerie “Coach Val” Turner is a mother to her son Josiah, fitness instructor, lifestyle coach and entrepreneur.
A graduate of Florida A&M University, Turner moved to Minneapolis in 2003 to work at Medtronic. She later worked at Target. In 2014, she resigned from her corporate career due to major life transitions.

Later, Turner heard a disturbing discussion during a radio program about health disparities and the high number of Black men and women dying in Minnesota, especially in North Minneapolis where she lives. She was then inspired to start her career in health and fitness with a mission to reduce health disparities and increase physical activity among Black and Latino people.
Since 2014, Turner has created a fitness movement in North Minneapolis by providing free health and fitness services, cultural relevance and inclusiveness to all fitness levels and backgrounds in partnership with organizations such as Pillsbury United Communities, North Point Health and Wellness, Greater Twin Cities United Way, St. Paul Parks and Recreation and Minneapolis Parks and Recreation.

In 2017-19, she coached diabetes prevention to over 300 women. Her weekly fitness classes impact over 200 people per month.

In 2019, Turner founded VF Health Fitness Solutions to provide services such as community health and fitness and corporate wellness management led by people  who are empathetic, sympathetic and passionate about the health and wellness of Black and Latino people.

 

Business Accelerator - Minnesota 

The EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator- Minnesota is presented by: Cheerios 

Business Accelerator - Minnesota 

Business Accelerator – Minnesota

EmPOWERED to Serve - Minnesota Business Accelerator is presented by: Mayo Clinic

Business Accelerator – Minnesota